Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .
Multimedia | Around 500 million people worldwide live on deltas, but many of the world's deltas are sinking due to mining, damming and other causes. IGBP has produced an infographic highlighting the challenges to the world's deltas.
Multimedia | A new data visualization released on the first day of the plenary negotiations at the UNFCCC’s climate negotiations (COP-19) in Warsaw articulates climate risks and the challenge of remaining below 2 degrees.
Multimedia | Videos now online from the Stockholm public forum to mark the launch of the IPCC's climate report, 28 September 2013 (Fifth Assessment Report Working Group I summary for policymakers). The event was organized by IGBP and partners.
Multimedia | A new data visualization, produced by IGBP and Globaia, charts how the global water cycle is changing as a result of human pressure. The three-minute film was commissioned by the Global Water System Project (GWSP) for its 2013 open science conference, Water in the Anthropocene, held in Bonn.
Multimedia | This Second Australian Earth System Outlook Conference, explored a small selection of globally significant “ticking time bombs” which pose risks of unmanageable, undesirable change unless anticipatory actions are taken that fall well outside the corrective capacity of the invisible hand of economic market forces.
Multimedia | Stockholm Seminar Series. Director of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change Ananatha Duraiappah discusses the Inclusive Wealth Report. IGBP is a sponsor of the Stockholm Seminar series.
Multimedia | Google produced a new Google Earth tour on ocean acidification with partners IGBP and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for the major international conference, the Ocean in a High CO2 World, co-sponsored by IGBP.
Multimedia | The UN's largest event, Rio+20, opened last week with a short state-of-the-planet film encapsulating 20 years of IGBP research including concepts such as the Anthropocene and the Great Acceleration. The film, Welcome to the Anthropocene, was produced by IGBP's Owen Gaffney and Globaia's Felix Pharand Deschenes.
Multimedia | How do scientists reconstruct past climate conditions on Earth? One way of doing this is by culturing living planktonic Foraminifera and analyzing their shell composition under present day conditions in the world oceans. A new short film on the importance of plankton for climate research has just been released. Watch it here.
Multimedia | Planetary and Societal Risks: why we need planetary stewardship, 8 March 2011, United Nations, New York. Presentation by Professor Sybil Seitzinger, Executive Director, International Geosphere-Biosphere Progamme.
This final issue of the magazine takes stock of IGBP’s scientific and institutional accomplishments as well as its contributions to policy and capacity building. It features interviews of several past...
This issue features a special section on carbon. You can read about peak greenhouse-gas emissions in China, the mitigation of black carbon emissions and the effect of the 2010-2011 La Niña event on gl...